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Sleeping pads: extremely comfortable new models

Sweet dreams under a canopy of stars

Even outdoors, the proverb holds true: as you make your bed, so must you lie on it. For its newest insulation pads, VAUDE has used not only a highly technical 3D design, but has also set new standards in terms of comfort for camping, trekking and mountain adventures.

For the Summer Season 2018, the outdoor specialist VAUDE is launching a completely new program of insulation pads. With a wide range of features, outdoor sleepers will find the perfect choice for their needs – whether the focus is on performance or comfort. All pads feature a warm, friendly shade of red. Thanks to eco-friendly materials, your eco-conscience will also be able to rest easy.

The VAUDE insulation extravaganza starts off with the Performance pad featuring PrimaLoft® insulation. This 7 cm insulation pad was primarily designed for trekkers and mountaineers who want to keep the weight and space of their gear down to a minimum. VAUDE used PrimaLoft® Insulation Black ECO which ensures optimum thermal performance in demanding conditions. One virtue of this ultra-light sleeping pad is its extremely small pack size. Its rectangular shape with rounded corners also offers the best compromise between low weight and maximum comfort when used in a tent or directly under the stars.

Vertically aligned air chambers also help give the pad an ideal ratio of weight to comfort. The upper insulation is high-frequency welded, guaranteeing high thermal retention while providing optimal heat reflection. The VAUDE patent-pending flat valve is a breeze to use.

The pad comes in Size M (183 cm x 51 cm) and Size L (196 cm x 61 cm) and is available in both standard and winter versions. The winter version features more insulation (200 g/m² Primaloft® Black Insulation ECO instead of 60 g/m² for the standard model) that guarantees high thermal retention and a warm and cozy microclimate for the night, even under the most extreme conditions.

For comfort-oriented trekkers and mountaineers

Next in the lineup is the Hike model, which will delight comfort-oriented trekkers and climbers who are looking for a light and packable pad with the largest possible sleeping surface. The pad features a synthetic fiber fill with a good heat-to-weight ratio and 3D-construction for a level sleeping surface from edge to edge. This also makes it possible to join two pads up firmly to each other for a gap-free double mattress. The rugged 75D shell material ensures extra durability for a maximum lifespan. The Hike comes in two lengths and two versions – the winter model features more insulation, which makes it the perfect year-round companion.

Next in line – the Tour, for campers and trekkers who want something that’s easy to use and has a small pack size. This eco-friendly pad features a foam core and offers excellent value for money and numerous features that make it a robust companion for any outdoor activity. Rounded edges offer the best compromise between low weight and maximum comfort. The top surface features superbly soft and comfortable 30D stretch fabric while the bottom surface is made with robust, textured 75D material.

The foam core and the stretch upper material adapt to your body pressure for an optimum sleeping position. The pad also comes in two versions: 3.8 cm for weight-minimalists and 5 cm for the comfort-conscious. 

Superior comfort when camping: VAUDE Dream

The name says it all: at the end of the day, the Dream takes camping comfort to a new level. It comes in 7.5 cm and 10 cm versions, is self-inflating and has a 3D construction for a level sleeping surface from edge to edge that lines up firmly to another pad for a gap-free double mattress.

The rectangular shape maximizes the use of space while the soft and comfortable upper surface guarantees a very comfortable night’s sleep. Here, too, the mat adapts to your body pressure in order to guarantee an optimal sleeping position.

VAUDE designed the pad with horizontal air channels cored through the foam along the entire length of the mat to reduce weight. This ensures improved air entrapment and higher insulation performance.

The Dream Comfort is constructed as a chamber air mattress with a full 10 cm. With a thin foam upper pad for breathability, this mattress feels like sleeping in your own bed. The outer sleeve can be remove and washed at 30°C. The pad is extremely easy to repair and recycle – perfect for campers who want a high degree of comfort along with exceptionally sustainable gear.

Clever inflation solutions - Pump it up!

Pads should always be inflated with a pump bag or pillow; if you blow them up, the moisture in your breath can cause mold to grow inside. VAUDE offers two convenient options. The Pump Sack quickly inflates VAUDE pads or those from other manufacturers. Effective, convenient and packable – the functionality of this lightweight bag can be summarized in a few words. Another highlight: the environmentally friendly Pump Sack can also be used as a waterproof packsack and storage bag. Weighing just 80 grams, it features a small pack size and will easily fit in with your camping and outdoor gear.

At just 145 grams, the Pump Pillow does double duty on your trip. You can use the device to pump up your insulation pad, be it a VAUDE model or one from another brand, and then drift off to sleep with it when you’re done. The pillow packs down small and is made of silky soft 50D stretch micro-polyester. The compressible upper material and comfortable foam core work together for superb comfort. The Pump Pillow is the perfect 2in1 item for clever campers!

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